Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Clarborough & Welham IT Group have been providing computer-based tuition for more than 15 years and hav been one of the biggest providers of computer tuition in the area. Based in Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN), the Group provides sessions designed for absolute beginners through to more accomplished IT users. Prices are kept low to provide maximum access.

Due to Covid-19 restriction from March 2020 to July 2021m our IT Group has been unable to hold our annual AGM. Hopefully this will resume in our usual May period of 2022.

Clarborough & Welham IT Group restarted Windows 10-based computer classes after Covid-19 lock-downs in June, 2021 but has found it difficult to create groups large enough to be financially viable. Costs don’t just include Clarborough Village Hall hire charges but also insurance cover, servicing of hardware and, in the longer-term, replacement of their laptops.
Currently resumption of classes in January, 2022 (see bottom of this page for full calendar) will depend on number of ‘new recruits’, so if you are interested, do get in touch with Greg as soon as possible:

Either on 01777 700 918 or email

Classes traditionally start with ‘Gardeners Question time’ during which class members set the priorities for lessons.

The Enrolment Form here contains a lot of useful information about the Group and its support. You will also need a completed copy of this form to hand over in your first lesson when you can also make payment by cheque or cash. First block of 4 weeks costs £25 with following 5-week blocks at £30.

Latest news! Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be going into general release in 2022! Our IT Group will be the place to get involved in this.

For Microsoft’s own overview click here... (but be aware that this is their own advertising!)

Time to get into Windows 10? Microsoft withdrew all support - including security ‘patches’ for Windows 7 on 14th January, 2020. If you’re still using Windows 7 come to our classes to find out how easy it is to become familiar with Windows 10.

Microsoft also announced the end to all support for their Office 2010 suites from 13th October, 2020. Why not find out about the alternatives to Microsoft Office? We offer tuition in Apache OpenOffice and Document Foundation LibreOffice - and both are free, open-source, applications too - see Open Source at top of this page for more.

Microsoft’s pattern of ceasing support for earlier versions will continue with Windows 10 which they say will cease to get support in 2025 in the light of recent releases of Windows 11.

Our IT Group also seeks to provide back-to-work skills - click here to read more...

Clarborough & Welham Newsletter (see current and back issues here) is produced by our IT Group using so-called open-source applications. In a practical sense this means they are free! If you’d like to get advice and guidance in producing professional publications why not enrole now?

Proposed class dates (see top of page for our proviso):

IT Group Class dates for September 2021 to July 2022